Sun, Feb 7 2021 - Stop and Smell the Roses - Stone Mountain (View Original Event Details)|
The hike started with almost perfect weather for hiking. We did introductions near Confederate Hall and started hiking in a counterclockwise direction. We hiked along the orange trail, connector trail, joining the green trail until it joined another orange connector trail connecting to the white trail or Cherokee Trail. We continued along Venable Lake until the trail retuned to the mountain, briefly stopping to enjoy the views of the Washington W Bridge and Grist Mill. We detoured over to the Quarry and past than back to the white trail then returned to the parking lot by another orange connector trail. The trail was extremely muddy with a lot of large puddles (some almost as big as lakes) on the trail from last night’s rain. While must members of our group were familiar with Stone Mountain Park, only a few had hiked the Cherokee Trail and had the opportunity to enjoy the parts of the park that this trail goes through and most did not know existed.
I would like to thank Michael D for joining us on his first AOC Hike. I can’t forget to thank the rest of the group for how they welcomed our new member.
Click link for pictures. I have included several consecutive shots of a duck I saw taking off on the purple tail. That is the loop tail on the other side of the King Covered Trail.